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8.1 out of 10

Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro

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Outstanding Lens!

Richard Lee Fulgham "Richard Lee Fulgham", Amazon
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: This is an ideal lens for my need and by my standards. My need is for a walk-around lens with macro capability and excellent optics. My standards are impeccable handling characteristics, obvious structural strength, proven durability and absolute precision. My standards for optical performance are even higher. Another factor in choosing this lens was its transformation from a .5 lifesize macro to a .8 lifesize macro on an APS-C Canon camera.
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Overall 10
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Nice and Compact

Kevin, B&H Photo
20 January 2015
  • Excerpt: I love this lens because its short and compact. Theres no image stabilization, but for me IS is only needed when going less than a 1: 2 lifesize ratio. I can tell no difference in picture quality between this lens and the 100mm macro L lens at 1: 2 lifesize ratio. However, the 1/1 ratio is a must for me, which this lens cannot provide without extension tubes.
  • Pros: Lightweight
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Great addition

Julio, B&H Photo
9 January 2015
  • Excerpt: This lens has been a great addition to the lens collection. The close-up images were close and sharp with high definition.
  • Pros: Durable, Lightweight
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its good for jewelry photography

minesh, B&H Photo
2 January 2015
  • Excerpt: i am jewelry photography,,i love this lens i used with canon 60d,,its very sharp for jewelry photography
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: NOTHING
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Overall 10
10

Great Lens!

AdirondackSquirrel, B&H Photo
2 November 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens to specifically shoot food photography and I couldn't be happier! Fantastic sharpness with lots of pretty bokeh. Took it for a spin outside for some landscapes and was impressed there too! This lens is versatile and perfect for my needs!
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
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Great for professional or amateur use.

Christopher Kimball, Amazon
12 October 2014
  • Summary: I use this lens professionally everyday. It is a great lens. Light, fast, and the image quality it produces is on par with much more expensive glass. I was not surprised by that as it comes highly recommended from many of my peers but I think I was not sure it would be as good as it is. As a MACRO lens, it produces a razor sharp depth of field at f/2.5 in close to an object. The bokeh is beautiful as well. If you need a fast, high quality MACRO lens, check this one out.
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Great lens that won't break the bank!

Katie J, B&H Photo
6 October 2014
  • Excerpt: For the cost, this lens is great. I was looking for a "details" lens as I begin to focus more on wedding photography. This lens helps be get the detailed shots I need!
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Overall 10
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Great lens

Lhsmultimedia, B&H Photo
1 October 2014
  • Excerpt: Great lens for the price. Good for shooting 50mm and macro photography on a budget.
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Excellent journeyman lens

kkrome25 "kkrome25", Amazon
12 September 2014
  • Summary: One of the first questions that came to mind was if this lens could be used professionally. The answer is yes. Optics is more than good enough for working photographers. If you don't believe me, go to Ken Rockwell's photography website and read up on this lens. Personal experience with this lens has shown me that it has very good bokeh. The magnification is only 1:2, but for what I used it for (botanicals), it's perfect, because I don't need to go microscopic.
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Excellent lens for first timers.

Jack McAward Images, B&H Photo
22 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Purchased this lens for a student that wanted an entry lens for macro-photography. She has been using it exclusively for about a week and she is getting some great shots.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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